Karissa joined the abc27 News team in March 2012 as our Lebanon Bureau reporter.
She is a midstate native who grew up in Mechanicsburg. Karissa is beyond excited to work for abc27, the station she grew up watching. As a reporter, everyday is an adventure, and Karissa loves meeting new people and learning new things.
Karissa earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Penn State, where she won awards in the Hearst and Society of Professional Journalists competitions. She also spent every Saturday during football season cheering on the Nittany Lions.
Karissa's favorite time of year is the fall because of the cooler weather, changing leaves, pumpkin-flavored foods, and football.
In her spare time, Karissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, rocking out to classic rock, relaxing at a coffee shop, and being adventurous.
Monday, December 2 2013 12:19 AM EST2013-12-02 05:19:33 GMT
Monday is a holiday for many people in the Midstate, rifle deer season begins. Before hunters headed out, many stopped to get last-minute supplies at Bass Pro Shops at the Harrisburg Mall. This year'sMore >>
This year's opening day is one of the latest season openers in years because Thanksgiving was so late this year. More >>
Monday, November 25 2013 6:28 PM EST2013-11-25 23:28:15 GMT
It is the season of giving and Lancaster County residents have gone above and beyond this year. In a one-day giving event called the Extraordinary Give, people gave more than $3 million Lancaster CountyMore >>
It is the season of giving, and Lancaster County residents have gone above and beyond this year. In a one-day giving event called the Extraordinary Give, people gave more than $3 million. More >>
Friday, November 22 2013 3:28 AM EST2013-11-22 08:28:39 GMT
The transportation funding bill is now on Governor Tom Corbett's desk. The bill passed the Senate Wednesday afternoon 43-7. The house gave their stamp of approval Thursday with a vote of 113-85. CorbettMore >>
The transportation funding bill is now on Governor Tom Corbett's desk.More >>
Friday, November 15 2013 9:23 AM EST2013-11-15 14:23:54 GMT
The FBI called human sex trafficking the most common form of modern-day slavery.Human sex trafficking happens in the Midstate. The issue is so critical, lawmakers, legislators, and other Midstaters areMore >>
The FBI called human sex trafficking the most common form of modern-day slavery.More >>
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